A Unique Look at the Bedroom Designs of Your Favorite Authors
Ernest Hemingway's space is just as you'd imagine it.
For many writers, the bedroom doubles up as a space to sleep and a space to work. It fulfills the function of a creative space yet must also be relaxing for when it comes to bedtime.
HomeAdvisor decided to take a look at the bedroom designs of some of the greatest writers to see how they styled this unique space of theirs.
The home improvement company got their team of illustrators to join forces with an architect to recreate the designs of these literary bedrooms where the authors wrote some of their best works.
From Virginia Woolf's 17th century cottage bedroom to Hemingway's minimalist room, here are the bedrooms of eight famous writers for your home decor inspiration.
1. Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf's bedroom in her 17th century cottage was filled with books, prized objects and a water basin, so she could remain in her creative bubble.
2. Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway's bedroom is minimalist in style and appears light and airy. Think hardwood fixtures and fittings and large windows to let in as much light as possible.
3. Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O'Connor wrote much of her work while living at her mother's dairy farm. This bedroom is homely and cozy, with bold patterns and an assortment of ornaments.
4. Henry David Thoreau
Henry Thoreau's writing retreat was a cabin that he built near Walden Pond. To get this rustic look, emphasize wooden, countryside interiors by exposing floorboards, using minimal furniture and having a romantic fireplace.
5. Victor Hugo
The celebrated French writer Victor Hugo made use of ergonomic furniture way ahead of its time. His bedroom walls were adorned in red, textured wallpaper, creating a sensual mood in the room.
6. Emily Dickinson
The poet Emily Dickinson's bedroom was fairly basic, with just a small table and plenty of natural light to write her verses.
7. Marcel Proust
The space where Marcel Proust wrote his final work and slept at night was small and fairly confined. Within the bedroom, sits a comfortable armchair and a bureau, with plenty of storage space so as to maximize the living area.
8. William Faulkner
William Faulkner's bedroom was centered on the writing process and was simply decorated. Apparently, you can still see his handwriting on the walls today. To mimic this, why not place a chalkboard on the wall so your creativity can flow.